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2018 House Bill 5407: Require defendant be present for victim impact statements

Public Act 153 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Chris Afendoulis (R) and Rep. Holly Hughes (R) on January 11, 2018
To require that the criminal defendant be present in court at the time a victim exercises his or her right under state law to make an oral victim impact statement in felony cases.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on January 11, 2018
Reported in the House on February 13, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Holly Hughes (R) on March 7, 2018
To give the victim the option of having the defendant in court or not when delivering a victim impact statement.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 7, 2018
Passed 105 to 2 in the House on March 8, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To require that the criminal defendant be present in court at the time a victim exercises his or her right under state law to make an oral victim impact statement in felony cases. The victim could also choose to have the defendant excluded.
Received in the Senate on March 13, 2018
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 13, 2018
Reported in the Senate on April 12, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on May 10, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To require that the criminal defendant be present in court at the time a victim exercises his or her right under state law to make an oral victim impact statement in felony cases. The victim could also choose to have the defendant excluded.
Received in the House on May 10, 2018
Passed 105 to 3 in the House on May 15, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 23, 2018

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